Birds Walks in Patterdale
by Norman Jackson
The Best Birding Locations and Walks
Seldom Seen and Glencoyne Woods
The track from the main road up towards Seldom Seen Cottages, skirts Glencoyne Oak Woods, these woods hold a similar variety of woodland bird species but is quieter, so less disturbed and easier to spot the birds.
South end of Ullswater
Goldrill Beck runs from Brothers Water into Ullswater and is another good place to see birds. There are two sections where a path runs alongside the river. The first runs from the Side Farm Bridge to Goldrill Bridge and although quite short, often has Dippers, Mallards, Goosanders, Reed Bunting and an occasional Kingfisher. The other section is from Menneting Bridge (near Beckstones) to the main road. As well as the same water birds, Woodcock, Woodpeckers and Pied Flycatchers have been seen there.
Two birds you are unlikely to see in Patterdale
By Norman Jackson